Unless you’ve been living under a ginormous rock, you should already know that big things are coming to Sydney’s most delicious foodie precinct this December. We’re talking about a massive three-level rooftop bar and restaurant in Barangaroo and we’re calling it now—this is your new fave place to eat, drink and ‘gram.
In an announcement filled with more suspense than The Bachelorette finale, everyone’s fave Australian chef Matt Moran (is there anything this guy can’t do?) along with Solotel (Sydney hospo legends) they’ve created this harbourside venue but long kept the deets hush-hush. Until now.
Sydney, if there’s a time to pay attention, this is it.
The ground level of Moran’s Barangaroo House is set to be a whopper (obviously) with all things fun and a super chilled menu to boot. House Bar is all about your classic bucket of prawns served with bread and cocktail sauce plus all the crisp fried fish and chicken wings you can stomach. You’ll also find a lamb over the spit daily which is served up in warm pita bread and 50 domestic and international beers served on tap and in bottles. Not to mention a tight wine list with one mighty fine focus on rosé to wash it all down.
The first level you definitely need to know about is Smoke, the rooftop bar scoring harbour views dedicated entirely to smoky beverages and matching feeds. Cocktails are said to be adventurous with garnishes sourced from the hanging gardens surrounding the building but if you’ll always be a sucker for the classic concoctions, there’s no need to fear—they can still whip up a golden oldie for you too. There’s also a 400-bin wine list with what seems like an endless supply of champers so you’re going to want to work your way through that too.
On the food front, there’s caviar, tinned white anchovies, fried smoked brisket doughnuts, spiced, crisp chicken skin skewers, and a sea urchin and orange jam toastie. Oh yeah. There’s no need to freak out but your summer body can wait until next year.
The next level that’s been revealed is Bea, the 180-seat feature level located on level two. Heading up this kitchen is chef Cory Campbell who’ll be at helm of the international take on Aussie flavours. Here, you’ll find an overload of hand-picked produce from seafood to meat to veggies. It’s all about sharing the likes of reinvented steak tartare or decadent signature chocolate-caramel dessert here which means bringing your ratpack is totally essential.
Now, we’ll let that all sink in and give you a friendly reminder that there’s still one more level to be revealed so you’re going to want to watch this space.
Image credit: NSW Planning & Environment